17 Subtle Signs Your Marriage Has Become Toxic, According to Experts
It's no secret that getting married is a huge decision and a major commitment. It's something that you and your partner enter into with the shared goal of making it a happy, healthy, long-standing union. However, a marriage is like anything else in life—it doesn't always work out the way you want it to. And if things do start to go south, it can be easy to ignore the signs of a toxic marriage because of how badly you want your relationship to last.
"When warning signs first appear, we may try to rationalize them as normal—after all, no relationship is perfect. And it is very hard to admit to something as important as one's marriage showing signs of trouble," says Inna Khazan, PhD, a Harvard-educated clinical psychologist. "And while it is absolutely true that no relationship is perfect, it is important to distinguish between imperfections we are willing to live with and those we are not. Once problems we are not willing to live with start to snowball, it may become particularly difficult to address them."
If you're concerned that your relationship might be in trouble, it's time to pay attention to the red flags that could be right in front of you. These are the subtle signs that indicate you and your partner may in fact be in a toxic marriage.
You constantly flaunt how great your relationship is on social media.